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byPublished on 03-24-2014 04:06 PM
I trust myself to stay calm and not overreact to any given situation.
I am fully aware of my responsibility to others around me
I know that I am responsible and accountable for every shot
I am prepared to place myself in harms way to protect life.
I dress in respectable fashion to be recognized as the good guy
I am prepared to stand in a court of law to be judged by my actions
I keep my weapon secure and chambered in accordance with state law
I am prepared to be cooperative with law enforcement at any given moment
I carry not to intimidate. I carry to provide a means of personal security
I carry because my life, my family’s life is worth defending
byPublished on 03-24-2014 01:43 PM
TUNNEL-VISION: HOW NOT TO RALLY OTHERS BEHIND YOUR CAUSE
The mindless repetition of catch-phrases such as “commonsense”, “reasonable”, and “sensible legislation” is insulting to Americans who clearly see that the gun control lobby actually believes that Americans are weak-minded enough to be brainwashed into supporting their cause. This is exactly how the gun control activists renewed the push for gun control legislation following the Sandy Hook massacre – by insulting everyone’s intelligence and admitting that the idea isn’t popular.
Consequently, it’s no secret that this gun control movement has ultimately failed.
In the past, gun control failures were greeted by gun rights advocates with “beers and cheers”. This time, there was a brutal and continuing backlash. Whereas the 1990s saw a presentation of gun control ideas that were simply offered for acceptance or rejection, today’s gun control activists intend to shove their ideas down everyone’s throats forcefully, without any sign of stopping.
There is no personality type that is more annoying.
Thus, it was a Democrat-controlled Senate that rejected them at the federal level. At the state level, twice as many states have passed twice as much pro-gun legislation than states that passed gun control legislation. Gun sales surged to unprecedented numbers almost overnight, as did NRA membership, three anti-gun state senators in Colorado lost their seats, and their most critical media resource, Piers Morgan, was subsequently ejected from his soap box.
This should have been a learning opportunity. There have been many “theories” that gun control advocates have passed between each other that attempt to explain this failure. “Piers Morgan was British and that inflamed Americans and turned them against the cause”. “The NRA has enough money to buy any politician that it wants”. And so on.
What the rest of the world sees is that the wounds suffered by the gun control lobby were actually self-inflicted, and that these wounds are a direct result of utilizing “tunnel-vision” to keep the focus groups. . . focused.
Since the passing of the Patriot Act, conspiracy theory culture has exploded with “tin-foil hat” discussions taking place in living rooms across the country. The establishment and militarization of the Department of Homeland Security, the newly-implemented domestic espionage program carried out by the NSA, and other controversial measures that have been taken by the federal government, have all served to politically polarize our citizens.
Since 2001, many Americans predicted that the next logical move to be taken would be a massive and relentless push for gun control legislation. This idea spread “fast and furious” after President Obama’s reelection. The Democratic Party has a well-established pattern of behavior in regard to gun control.
In other words, a lot of people had already expected this to happen, years in advance.
Although conspiracy theory itself is also fundamentally controversial, it’s important to note that this post-9/11 push for gun control has only served to support and fuel it, as the unprecedented spike in gun sales after the Sandy Hook massacre would indicate. Represented in many of those sales were undoubtedly people who never owned a gun that cried out, “HOLY CRAP! THE CONSPIRACY THEORISTS WERE RIGHT!”
What serves to fuel this fire even more, is the fact that the renewed push for gun control is occurring at a time when our murder rate is the lowest that it has been in 20 years, and steadily declining to an all time low. Despite that many gun rights advocates have repeatedly presented this information, gun control advocates have repeatedly disregarded it.
Why is that so? And why would the gun control lobby make their move at a time like this? It is, quite literally, perhaps the absolute worst possible time to do so, assuming of course, that their motives really are what they say they are (public safety and crime reduction).
By now, it appears that the lack of consistency which plagues the gun control stance has been grinded down to mere political rhetoric. Yet, there remains a legitimate concern about these inconsistencies. “How”, for example, “can they employ armed guards”?
This is more than a cheap shot at gun control supporters. This is a real problem with their ideology.
At the start of the post-Sandy Hook gun control movement, gun control activists have adamantly supported the same security protocol that was implemented by Sandy Hook elementary school, even after it failed. When a plane crashes, it is a guarantee that some kind of an adjustment will be made to something pertaining to its operations.
Instead of acknowledging that schools are responsible for the safety of our children while they are in school custody, they immediately chose to place the blame on the NRA and gun owners. After losing 26 people on their watch and under their rules, with government support, they then questioned the gun owner’s ability to keep kids safe!
This would be comparable to physically going to the school and telling the media that our nation is a domestic combat zone, our streets are blood-soaked, “X” thousand people die every year in gun-related homicide – and that there is no reason to be paranoid!
It just doesn’t make any sense at all.
Even after the shooting at Arapahoe High School in Colorado, where an armed peace officer was able to thwart a massacre from taking place, gun control advocates continued to “stick to their guns”, strongly opposing any firearm in every school.
At this point, what the gun control lobby showed America was pure fanaticism. They blasted conservatives while maintaining a conservative approach to school security procedures. As a reminder, conservatism involves the idea that change isn’t necessary.
There are countless examples of such inconsistencies within the gun control agenda that have reached the level of fanaticism. “Reasonable” legislation requires, after all, “reasonability”. Tunnel-vision, on the other hand, is its antithesis. The refusal of the gun control advocacy to re-examine their goals when confronted by their own fundamental flaws has been extremely toxic to their cause. It always has been.
ENGAGING THE WRONG TARGETS
From the beginning of this new movement, the gun control advocacy aggressively attacked the NRA; its primary political opponent. The idea of blaming the loss of gun control efforts on the NRA because it lobbies Congress was seen as outright insanity to Americans, because in fact, lobbying Congress is exactly all that gun control groups like Moms Demand Action, ever do.
Even worse, the idea of relentlessly blaming the NRA for criminal activity was ludicrous in the minds of those who think reasonably, because “common sense” blames criminals for criminal activity. It’s why our justice system is designed the way that it is.
These attacks, of course, were to be expected from gun control advocates at the ground level. It’s not uncommon for those with opposing political viewpoints to attack each other, after all. Many Americans on both sides of the debate were surprised, however, to see the gun control leadership itself officially take ownership of this viewpoint and propagate it in the way that it has.
Why? Because it’s conspiracy theory – the very thing that many gun control advocates have been lashing out against in the first place. In order to blame the NRA instead of criminals, conspiracy theory is actually required.
Furthermore, reasonability also dictates that the NRA would be a natural ally to the gun control lobby, given that it has done exponentially more to promote gun safety and responsibility than the gun control activists themselves. The reason why it’s not is because gun control activists disagree with the idea of gun rights as a whole.
It is at this point where gun control activists venture away from a focus on gun safety and responsibility, in pursuit of legislation that removes or otherwise impedes gun rights. This has shown Americans that their goals are more important to them than the supposed motives that led them to their goals in the first place.
Otherwise, they would be supporting the NRA’s efforts to reduce accidental death and injury. Again, tunnel-vision is the culprit. And tunnel-vision doesn’t happen spontaneously. There’s nearly always a root cause for it.
Throughout the course of attacking the NRA and its “gun-nut” supporters, the gun control advocacy has willfully ignored criminals and criminal activity altogether. Moms Demand Action has bullied franchise stores and online social media sites instead. While this appears to make little sense on the surface, such campaigns are necessary in order to maintain both a degree of cohesion between members and some sort of media relevancy as well. They do this as a desperate attempt to prevent themselves from falling into the pages of forgotten history.
Resorting to this strategy sends up warning flags that indicate something is wrong. If the gun control movement had as many supporters as they claim to have, actions like these wouldn’t be necessary in the first place. The movement would instead continue under its own momentum, without any assistance at all.
The irony here is, what the gun control leadership thinks is a solution to keeping their groups together, is actually a major problem that severely cripples their entire operations. Americans who have been watching gun control activity are very familiar with this mentality by now.
One of the toughest challenges that the gun control activists have, is successfully presenting themselves as experts on gun violence and gun safety when they seem to know nothing at all about guns. Americans simply cannot listen to someone talk about “ghost guns” with “.30-caliber clip to disperse with 30 bullets within half a second”, and then say, “This guy really knows what he’s talking about”. They cannot watch Sen. Feinstein sweep an AK-47 across a room full of people with her finger on the trigger, and then say, “She seems to really know what she’s doing”.
This problem runs deeper. If the gun control lobby was truly interested, someone would have taken the time to learn about. . . guns! Out of every gun control activist that has stood before a camera and discussed firearms, not a single one has demonstrated even a basic understanding of guns.
A sense of self-integrity demands that if you don’t know what you’re talking about, then either learn, or keep your mouth shut. What does this say to America?! It says a lot of things, but most notably, “We’re not interested in guns. We’re interested in control. We know a lot about that – not so much about guns, though“. Attempting to portray themselves as experts is inherently dishonest, yet, they can’t even do that with marginal success.
For those gun control activists who have stayed loyal despite the aforementioned, the dissemination of outright dishonesty goes to the next step. To lend a sense of legitimacy to their cause, it is important to win victories. When there are none, it’s time to manufacture them.
Recently, gun control legislation was passed in Wisconsin, which did nothing more than reaffirm the Lautenberg Amendment. In response, Moms Demand Action symbolically cut Sen. Lautenberg’s throat by proclaiming that due to their efforts, domestic violence offenders were “no longer allowed to have guns”. Similarly, they claimed victory over a pro-gun billboard. When the contract expired and the sign was removed, Moms Demand Action said it was because of their efforts.
The most notorious example, however, involves the falsely proclaimed victory in their #EndFacebookGunShows campaign. The reason why this has attracted so much attention, is because Facebook didn’t. This was blatantly obvious to everyone in the entire world, except for them. How can they possibly tell the truth to America, when they can’t even be truthful to themselves?
And how does all of this happen, over and over again? Tunnel-vision! At this point, is it even necessary to discuss their research?
Gun-rights advocates have two primary questions on their minds: “How much longer will Bloomberg and gun control activists continue this circus?”, and, “What’s it going to take to reverse the damage that they have caused?”.
In Connecticut and New York, gun owners are burning their notification letters from law enforcement officials, boasting compliance rates around 10%. While these are symbolic gestures, it’s important to remember that they aren’t playing games. Having already exercised outright civil disobedience and becoming felons under the new law, they are now prepared to respond with civil unrest should efforts be made to enforce these new gun control laws.
Many police officers have vowed not to enforce these laws. Americans have already rejected the gun control movement. To think that they would now support increasing gun-violence in an effort to reduce gun-violence is a complete and utter detachment from reality. Which is par for the course, given that from the beginning of the gun control push, that is exactly what gun control advocates have shown.
The most beneficial thing that the gun control lobby could possibly do for itself, is to repeal these gun control laws, and disappear from the political arena in hopes that by next election, people would have forgotten about the entire thing. To do this, they would need to break the tunnel-vision long enough to exercise a little maturity and raise the white flag like they should have done last year.
BY: Richard Howell GRAA Writer.
byPublished on 03-16-2014 02:35 AM
- GRAA News
By: Richard Howell , Iraq War Veteran, GRAA Writer
After raising the question, “Is Moms Demand Action a Hate Group?”, I took the liberty of exploring their website a bit further today, to see if there was more that I could learn about the group itself. I wanted some “facts”.
Conveniently enough, I found a link entitled, “Get the Facts”.
This page doesn’t include more facts about the organization, however. What it does include are links to gun-related violence studies. These are sources that Moms Demand Action approves of. “That should be interesting”, I thought.
In this article, I will be exploring just one of those sources; the first to appear on the list.
THE VIOLENCE POLICY CENTER
The Violence Policy Center was founded by Josh Sugarmann, a staunch gun control activist, journalist, author, current executive director, and a native of – coincidentally – Newtown, CT.
That should certainly create some discussion amongst conspiracy theorists, if it hasn’t already. In a Denver Post article entitled, “War comes home for founder of group fighting for assault weapons ban”, David Olinger highlights this fact 7 days after the Sandy Hook massacre. http://www.denverpost.com/commented/ci_22240829
Sugarmann is also credited for coining the term, “assault weapon” in his 1988 study, “Assault Weapons and Accessories in America”, which was published by New Right Watch. According to the Virginia Center for Public Safety (another gun control organization), this is the Violence Prevention Center’s previous name. In other words, he published it himself.
Since that time, Sugarmann and other members have published a plethora of studies (146 of them) that can be found on the VPC website. For some insight into the quality of their research, I direct you to their most recent study (again the first on the list), “Black Homicide Victimization in the United States” (Jan. 2014), which refers to African Americans as “blacks”; a ubiquitously known academic faux pas.
Interestingly, this study was co-funded by the Herb Block Foundation, which has this to say:
“The Herb Block Foundation seeks proposals to safeguard the basic freedoms guaranteed in our Bill of Rights, and to help eliminate all forms of prejudice and discrimination and to assist government agencies to be more accountable to the public.”
The first thought to come to mind was, “Someone’s not getting their money’s worth.”
Moms Demand Action has chosen to use the information that was developed by the Violence Policy Center because it was produced by like-minded activists; not because they felt that it was accurate and neutral. As far as hate groups are concerned, MDA citing VPC would therefore be comparable to Skinheads citing Goebbels.
byPublished on 03-12-2014 06:17 PM
Over the past few weeks we have been witness to how Connecticut's new firearms and ammunition registration requirements - and the resulting civil disobedience by those who consider the law(s) "unconstitutional" - has reignited the fires of partisanship on both sides of the firearms issue.
We have heard men like Officer Joseph Peterson of the Branford CT. PD, who stands accused of threatening tokick down the door of CT citizens who are refusing to comply and drag them out by force. ~ We have also heard many more who are refusing to enforce these laws and thereby honoring their oath to support and defend the Constitution.
In the wake of all this public discourse one infamous and stirring quote has again made its way front and center onto the public stage.
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure." ~ Thomas Jefferson, excerpt from letter to William Stephens Smith, 1787
Jefferson, who was at heart an anti-federalist, was concerned about some of the proposals for the new United States Constitution, particularly the role of the Executive Branch, which he saw as being far too powerful. Jefferson also believed that "Shays Rebellion" in Massachusetts had heightened the fears of some of Americas' elite, causing them to throw their weight behind a stronger executive government.
Most of the Framers of the Constitution believed that since government has the tendency to become more oppressive as time progresses, true patriots must be willing to engage in the tactic of last resort in order to preserve liberty.
That "last resort," of course, is deadly force.
Americans in recent years have become too comfortable and satisfied in their ignorance to recognize that sentiment as one of the most cherished and truly American concepts we have. Many Americans may even be shocked to discover that Thomas Jefferson ever said such a thing and may even consider such a notion to be 'treasonous.'
Yet, our Founders believed that traitors and tyrants have a penchant for slithering into positions in government unnoticed. There they engage in a covert, patient, and insidious course of action to shift the government of our Republic away from its core Constitutional principles.
This is one of the reasons the Founders insisted on an armed citizenry as a means of keeping government power in check.
Whether taking the form of intense town hall meetings or fervent public protests, the debate over firearms has caused scores of Americans to yet again invoke the founding principles of America to support their respective take on the issue.
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined." -- Patrick Henry, Virginia's Ratification convention, 1788
If ever the Time should come, when vain & aspiring Men shall possess the highest Seats in Government, our Country will stand in Need of its experienced Patriots to prevent its Ruin. ~ Samuel Adams, Letter to James Warren (Oct. 24,1780)
"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -- Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush, September 23, 1800. Inscribed in the Jefferson Memorial.
"The right to revolt has sources deep in our history." -- Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas
Whenever legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience." -- John Locke, 1690
Increasingly I hear more and more voices insisting that our current elected representatives, along with their enablers in the courts and the press, are pushing patriots closer to the brink of the type of resistance depicted above in the timeless words of great men.
Perhaps it is time for those ignorant, arrogant, legislators in our government to back off, step back, take a deep breath, and carefully consider the consequences that their actions and statements may well produce among concerned and well armed American citizens.
byPublished on 03-07-2014 03:23 PM
We as a nation have a serious problem with our freedoms being eroded. That's no secret. The question is why? Please read the statement below.
"On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character, or the public trust.
I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions.
I will always uphold the Constitution, the community, and the agency I serve, so help me God."
The above statement is the police officers oath of honor, but it meant something completely different 60 years ago than it does today. Why? Same words, but the sworn officer raising his/her hand interprets them very differently.
We as a nation have evolved into a society that discourages free thinking, from our legislators, police officers, and all the way down to the career welfare recipient who will keep voting blue, so long as he/she keeps getting their government cheese. But a police officer is held to a higher standard. He/she is an example, a leader. But sadly some police officers have evolved from being "peace" officers, to "law enforcement officers."
As a former officer myself, I have an interesting perspective. I've seen it from both sides of the fence. Here's the scenario: In the police academy lasting anywhere from 3-6 months, you learn from day 1 that you're part of a para-military organization. If you're Class Sergeant asks you jump off a cliff, you jump. Obviously that's an exaggeration, but you get my drift. But on graduation day when you look back at the hell you lived through like being tasered, pepper sprayed, countless butt whippings, and 9 mile fun runs, and when you raise your hand to swear that oath, something changes. At least for me it did. You no longer serve the superiors in the academy. Rather, you serve the people of the state that you swore to protect, and uphold the Constitution that you swore to defend.
That being said, let's examine the so called conservative state of Texas. A state where several unlawful arrests have occurred. And I can use the term "unlawful" because these arrests not only violated the United States and Texas Constitutions, but they were a direct violation of the Texas Penal Code! One of these "unlawful" arrests even involved a Baptist Pastor. A Pastor who had no prior criminal history, and was a Texas Concealed Handgun Licensee. To make matters worse, the state isn't even honoring his right to a speedy trial, as the DA continues to postpone his case. The government has made a political pawn out of this law-abiding pastor, and Texas knows they have no case, but the DA has to figure out how to defend DPS's stupidity when they opened "Pandora's Box."
Coming back to that oath of honor, it is a peace officers duty to openly, willfully, and purposefully disobey any order that directly violates the Constitution. My career in law enforcement was only a few years, as I moved on to flying airplanes. But when I go to sleep at night, when I look at myself in the mirror, I know that I never violated my oath.
Most officers are avid gun rights supporters, and are good cops for the most part. It's easy to fall into the trap of becoming "jaded" though. Police deal with criminals on a daily basis, and eventually they can start looking at everyone as a potential criminal. So the officers who would follow any order from their superiors without question, are primarily the officers I'm addressing. And since I've began typing this article, I've been searching for the right words to say the following statement, but there's no way to sugar coat it.......
GROW A DAMNED SPINE! Think for yourself for once, and come out of the box you're living in so you can see the big picture. Your job is to enforce the law IN ACCORDANCE with the Constitution you swore to uphold.
As I said in the beginning, we as a nation have a serious problem. Until our police officers, representatives, Senators, etc. start to think logically, independently, and methodically, and in accordance with the Constitution, nothing will ever change. And if you need proof of that, just look at Connecticut. I'm Eric Reed , and may God bless America.
I'm a 39 year old Texan,but was unfortunately
born and raised in Chicago. I work as an airline captain and
I'm also the President/Founder of Gun Rights Across America.
I'll give my life fighting for our god given/Constitutional rights!
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byPublished on 03-05-2014 03:57 PM
Saturday, April 5 2014
A Gun Rights Rally will once again be held on the North Side Capitol Grounds. We will need every person there to make sure that our voices will be heard.
More details will be coming soon, but for now mark the date on your calendar.
Critical information regarding firearms Lawful carry at the Capitol
While the carrying of firearms is permitted on the Capitol grounds, firearms that are now defined as assault weapons under Public Act 13-3 are now prohibited. To avoid confusion and unnecessary hassles, we highly recommend carrying handguns (if you are properly permitted) in lieu of long arms. The Capitol police have been extremely friendly at our past rallies and have never hassled us for any reason. Lets try to keep it that way.
From: Maggie Faust
My suggestion... Every Conservative in Connecticut needs to grab our common sense and realize New England has become the most Liberal Progressive area next to California. With that said, as the Conservatives that we are we respect and uphold our Constitutional Rights that the "Left Liberal Extremists" hate and want us to fold to. We need to consider the other states that are dedicated to upholding our Constitution and our Freedoms. All of our United States that uphold in their laws our 2nd Amendment Rights as Americans. For my family, we are considering moving to a southern conservative state that hold our rights in high standing unlike Connecticut. Come November of this year we need to look at where the voters decide to elect and put in place politicians that will lead Connecticut down a path to restore our Constitution and within it our rights or continue going down this extremist path that we all know is totally Unconstitutional. If we continue on the extremist path...it may be time for all of us to move to higher safer ground. We can leave these anti-Constitutional voters right here to deal with the "change" on their own. Good luck to them if they don't see the light, if or when this administration invades their freedoms more then they have. My opinion...God Bless to all.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re well aware of the crisis in Connecticut. Frankly, American gun owners are pissed, and I can't recall too many other times when they've been this upset, and rightfully so.
The 2A group Connecticut Carry has said what needed to be said finally. They have given Connecticut lawmakers a deadline to either repeal, or enforce their unconstitutional law. The press release is below.
To Officials of the State of Connecticut: Either Enforce or Repeal 2013 Anti-gun Laws.
It’s time for the State to enforce the tyranny they passed or repeal it entirely.
Rocky Hill CT, March 3, 2014:
A recent media tidal wave based on false reports and bad journalism has proven a few things about the 2013 Gun Ban: people from Connecticut and around the nation are tired of being threatened; are ready to make a stand; and the State of Connecticut does not have the stomach to enforce the edicts and laws with which they threaten gun owners.
For years, Under Secretary Michael Lawlor, the upper levels of the State Police, and Governor Dannel Malloy have sought to disarm those whom they fear. The laws they passed show that they fear constitutionally and lawfully armed citizens. Despite thousands of gun owners showing up at each legislative session expecting to be heard by their ‘representatives’, government officials seized upon public panic related to the Newtown Massacre, as a means to exert legislative and executive fiats intent upon disarming gun owners who have harmed no one. The Connecticut Executive and Legislative branches showed their cowardice when they installed metal detectors and armed guards at the entrances to the Legislative Office Building (LOB) only for firearms-related hearings.
Gun hating officials now have their laws on the books in Connecticut. They dreamed up those laws, in their tyrannical dystopias, but it was NOT the majority of the public that supported such laws. Despite all the severe legal language that the government passed, there is still no open discussion of enforcing those tyrannical laws, as they stand. Throughout the Legislature and the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP), there is only talk of “amnesty” and possibly boiling the frog at a slower rate.
It comes as no surprise that the talks of relaxing enforcement expectations go along with legislators trying to get past their re-election deadlines. If the anti-gun laws they passed are so good for everyone in this state, then why are elected officials requesting increased security, both at the LOB and at their private homes? The anti-gun legislators and officials are scared to implement their tyranny because they know that they did not have any sort of ‘consent of the governed’. Those officials violated their oaths of office, as the Executive and Legislative branches of our Connecticut government overstepped their moral and constitutional responsibilities by passing those laws: they acted and voted contrary to our Rights and against our Constitution.
Now, State officials look down the barrel of the laws that they created, and it is very probably that they now tremble as they rethink the extremity of their folly. Connecticut Carry calls on every State official, every Senator, and every Representative, to make the singular decision: Either enforce the laws as they are written and let us fight it out in court, or else repeal the 2013 Gun Ban in its entirety.
As many media sources have pointed out, there is very little compliance with the new edicts, and there is absolutely no way for the State to know who is obeying the law or not. State officials have made their bluff, and Undersecretary Lawlor has made his position clear, that the State will enforce the laws. We say: Bring it on. The officials of the State of Connecticut have threatened its citizens by fiat. They have roared on paper, but they have violated Principle. Now it’s time for the State to man-up: either enforce its edicts or else stand-down and return to the former laws that did not so violently threaten the citizens of this state.
There is nothing that will so completely destroy faith in those edicts faster than the State-provoked chaos and violence that will be required to enforce the 2013 anti-gun laws. Connecticut residents should not have to live in perpetual fear of “the jack boot” coming down on them. Unenforced, frequently repeated threats fall on deaf ears. By passing laws that they cannot or choose not to enforce, State officials tell the public that this State is ignorant, immoral, blind, and impotent in its legal and decision making processes. The passage of such foolishly conceived, insufferable laws is an affront to every law-abiding citizen. Every official who supports such legal foolishness mocks our State and the Constitution they swore to uphold.
If the state does not have the stomach to enforce these laws, then the legislature has until May 7th, 2014 to completely repeal these immoral edicts and let the residents of Connecticut return to their rightfully owned property and former exercise of constitutional rights and practices without any threat of State violence.
“From Governor Malloy, to Undersecretary Lawlor to DESPP, Commissioner Schriro, and Lieutenant Cooke of the firearms unit, and including Lt. Paul Vance, the state needs to shit, or get off the pot. The fact is, the state does not have the balls to enforce these laws. The laws would not survive the public outcry and resistance that would occur.” – Connecticut Carry Director Ed Peruta
If officials of the State of Connecticut opt to get ‘froggy’ (jumping on citizens) and start to enforce the new laws (as officials have claimed a desire to do), Connecticut Carry stands ready to do whatever it takes and whatever it can do to represent and defend anyone impacted by the State’s violence.
“As citizens of Connecticut, we have a right to bear arms. With that right comes responsibility. The responsibility to stand in defense of ourselves and our fellow citizens is paramount.” – Connecticut Carry President Rich Burgess
To date, over 100,000 plus state residents have refused to register over 300,000 rifles and 2 million magazines, and rightfully so. What the Connecticut lawmakers fail to realize, is all eyes in this nation are watching this very closely. If they choose to attempt to enforce this unconstitutional law with force, they won’t have only 100,000 non-compliant CT citizens to deal with. They will have millions from across the country, and I’ll be one of them. I stand with Connecticut, and Gun Rights Across Americahttp://GunRightsAcrossAmerica.com stands with Connecticut! I implore Connecticut to re-visit, and repeal this law immediately! I’m Eric Reed https://facebook.com/EricReedGRAA, and may God bless America.byPublished on 02-19-2014 12:07 AM Number of Views: 216
- Fighting the Gun Grab
Feb. 18, 2014
Dear Governor Malloy:
I’d like to address you regarding the crisis currently taking place in Connecticut with gun registration. But before I do, let me preface my statements contained herein, with my deepest condolences and sympathy to the victims and families of the Sandy Hook tragedy.
First, let us remember what led to the shooting. Adam Lanza STOLE his mother's LEGALLY OWNED guns to commit this heinous act. Bearing that in mind, the great state of Connecticut in their infinite wisdom felt more gun control laws were needed, despite the fact that Connecticut already had some of the strictest gun control in the nation already in place when Sandy Hook occurred.
So what did your state come up with Governor? An “Assault Weapon” Gun Registry! You sir, signed a bill making law-abiding citizens FELONS for not registering the guns they've owned for years. Let’s break this down for a minute.
An “Assault Weapon” is a term that was coined by politicians to make scary looking guns sound scarier. Now an “Assault Rifle” (more commonly called a “Service Rifle”) is a rifle issued to our troops that is a “select fire” weapon. This means the gun has the capability to fire more than one bullet with one pull of the trigger. What the Connecticut legislation has done, is demonized a rifle (the AR-15) that is nothing more than a clone. In other words, these rifles that you’re calling “assault weapons” function NO DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER HUNTING OR SPORTING RIFLE. To clarify this even more, it’s the equivalent of putting a Ferrari body onto a Chevy Cavalier. It may look like a hot rod, but it’s still a fuel-efficient “four banger” under the hood. So essentially your state Governor, has decided to regulate something based solely on its appearance.
Now let’s talk about registration. First, I’m a bit perplexed as to how a Connecticut gun registry would’ve prevented Sandy Hook. That’s the reason for this registry, right Governor? Surely you don’t think that Adam Lanza would’ve registered the guns he STOLE from his mother before he committed the murders in Newtown, do you? Of course you don’t. You're an educated man Governor. You and I both know that a registration wouldn't have prevented that tragedy.
Finally, let’s talk about your debacle in Connecticut. The bill you signed required all so-called “assault weapons” to be registered by the end of the year. Seems like that didn't work out so well either, did it? You now have up to 300,000 unregistered so-called “assault weapons” in your state. That means you've successfully made felons out of possibly more than 100,000 law-abiding Connecticut citizens. Doctors, lawyers, pilots, factory workers, single mothers, now all felons in the largest act of civil disobedience your state has ever seen. Your prisons are full of murderers, rapists, child molesters, kidnappers, and drug dealers, and you've got room for 100,000 brand new felons?
Governor Malloy, your tenure in the Governors mansion would be much more well served if you focused on maximum penalties for those already convicted of violent crime, rather than criminalizing your citizens with an unconstitutional law. As for my organization, we can only hope that this act of civil disobedience will cause you to re-evaluate the law. We both know that jailing 100,000 law-abiding Connecticut citizens will make you look like a childish fool, political suicide actually!
So now what? You've got a couple of options as I see it. You could ignore this legislative disaster that you've created, and hope America forgets. But you've gathered so much negative press already from your states citizens rebelling, that’s not likely. You could initiate an attempted confiscation and arrest on law-abiding citizens for failing to register, but if they already gave you the big fat middle finger by not registering, what are the odds that there going to just “hand over” THEIR LEGALLY OWNED WEAPONS? If I know gun owners (AND I DO), that’s a very bad idea. How would you feel about being solely responsible for starting the next American Revolution Governor? So option two isn’t a good choice either. That being said Governor, I implore you to do what is not only Constitutional, it’s the only sensible decision to be made. Repeal the law, and start examining methods to truly reduce violent crime, methods that involve keeping violent offenders behind bars.
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